Marlene Feist, Interim Communications Director, 509.625.6505
Friday, November 1, 2019 at 4:36 p.m.
At the City, annual budget deliberations speed up as the year winds down. On Nov. 1, Mayor David Condon rolled out his proposed 2020 budget. The City Council now will review that budget and hold public hearings. By state law, the City has to adopt a balanced budget before the end of the year.
The Mayor’s proposed, which totals $1.1 billion, is designed to ensure that our investments will support the priorities of our citizens.
The 2020 Mayor’s budget is the culmination of 8 years’ worth of work. With this budget, we will continue to make government more affordable to the people we serve, accountable to their expectations and aligned to their priorities.
And most importantly, it supports the goals and initiatives of our joint Council-Administration One Spokane Strategic Plan, which is designed to propel us toward our desired future. We want to be a safer, smarter, and healthier City!
“Through strict adherence to our budget principles, we have established and maintained significant financial stability at the City during the last eight years. We shouldn’t take this for granted,” says Mayor Condon. “We know the dollars that our citizens provide us are precious. We must invest them wisely to get the outcomes our citizens deserve.”
The budget includes:
Here are some investment highlights. The budget:
More information on the Mayor’s Proposed 2020 budget is available on our web site.